In a sensational development in the Kochi actress attack case, it has emerged that the police could make actor Dileep the prime accused in the new charge sheet.
The charge sheet is almost complete and would be submitted to the Angamaly court in the next few days. A final decision on whether to name Dileep as the first or second accused would be made after a high-level meeting of police officials in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
Dileep has been the 11th accused in the case, according to the existing charge sheet, which was filed before his arrest in July. Pulsar Suni, who abducted and sexually assaulted the actress, has been the prime accused in the case so far.
However, the probe team is planning to submit that Suni or the other perpetrators didn't have any personal enmity towards the actress, like Dileep did. The actor allegedly hired Suni, orchestrated and paid for the attack, which should make him the prime accused, according to police sources.
Also, all charges levelled against Suni and the others, including gang rape, is applicable to Dileep as well, if he is proved to be the main conspirator.
Dileep was arrested on charges of conspiracy in the actress attack case on July 10 and spent 85 days in judicial remand before he was released on bail on his fifth attempt earlier this month.